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CNN
Jul 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
. over the next weeks and month, we will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes. there will likely be court appearances, charges, and perhaps a trial. it will be holmes who makes headlines. a name you'll hear over and over. and usually it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and dylanical icalk. anders behring breivik. today is the one-year anniversary of that mass killing. but names we should be hearing are those of the victims. we want to start this morning remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by the people they left behind. >> not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts. made people laugh. always made people smile. gentle giant was the way we looked at him. >> the sweetest smile you've ever seen. and she got -- she got prettier as she grew older. in a blink of an eye, something happens, and -- completely changes everyone's life
CNN
Jul 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the case. police here in aurora say that they've removed all hazards from james holmes' apartment, and some of the evacuated neighbors were actually allowed to return last night. but not before police carefully detonated some explosives. one neighbor said she nearly entered the apartment early friday morning when loud techno music started blaring. she tried yelling it holmes and noticed the door was unlocked but didn't open it. that may have saved kristin fonzie's life. she now knows the music was set to play while the suspected gunman was at the theater. police say had she entered the apartment she likely would have died. jim spellman is at the apartment complex where holmes lives this morning. you have new information on the investigation. i understand they questioned somebody else. >> reporter: that's right. overnight, multiple reports surfaced that there may be a potential second suspect in this case. aurora police wanted to knock that down pretty quick. they put out a statement saying, yes, they interviewed somebody they described as an associate of james holmes, the accused shooter in
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 1:40am PDT
for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. >>> back to our top story, james holmes was a one-man arsenal when he walked into the aurora movie theater friday morning. >> investigators say he had two pistols, a shotgun and an automatic weapon. and bought 6,000 rounds of ammo all on line. abc's pierre thomas shows us how holmes was able to arm himself so very easily. >> reporter: abc news has learned and authorities suspect if all had gone according to the suspect's plan, the bombs in his apartment would have blown up the walls of his residence and possibly burned down the entire building. this fireball was created when police disposed of only part of the death trap. police had to overcome a room full of bombs and a spaghetti jumble of wires. once finally inside, police discovered evidence of an apparent obsession with batman. according to sources, among the paraphernalia recovered, a batman mask and batman poster. the most critical item found a computer. police hope it will be the key to unlocking why holmes went on his murderous rampage. but many are left to wonder how holmes
CNN
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
on in our program. still ahead on "starting point," the owner of a gun range that james holmes trialed tried to access to, why he had a strange feeling about the gunman. and what would cause a person to do something so evil and so atrocious? i'll speak with a clinical psychologist about any possible warning signs. you're watching "starting point." we're back in just a moment. >> it's not surprising to me, his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. t about? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. add your flavor, according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet and jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell, can't w
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
disturbing look at james holmes in the courtroom yesterday. abc's dan harris was right there when it happened. and dan, what a bizarre scene. >> reporter: george, honestly, i've never seen anything like it. and if you thought his behavior inside the courtroom was bizarre, abc news is learning now information this morning about his demeanor ever since he was arrested that paints a picture that is even more strange. even before this bizarre spectacle of james holmes in court with that shock of orange higher and that face, looking alternately bug-eyed, bores, or blasted, even before this, police sources tell abc news that holmes has been acting in an extremely strange manner, ever since he was taken into custody. refusing to cooperate, acting as if he was unaffected by his arrest and even after officers put evidence bags over his hands to preserve the gunpowder residue, pretending they were hand puppets. the james holmes we're seeing now is a universe away from the clean-cut, up-and-coming neuroscientist he once was. >> you're currently being held. >> reporter: he remained utterly glazed even wh
CNN
Jul 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in aurora, colorado. do we know who this package was actually sent to and when? >> reporter: our understanding is that it was sent to a psychology professor there at the university of colorado where james holmes had been studying for the past year in that ph.d neuro science program. we learned about the package at the university back on monday when several buildings on campus had to be evacuated for several hours as bomb technicians and teams looked at it to make sure there were no explosive devices or anything. all of that was cleared. yesterday we learned the package had been sent to the university, was found in the mail room, and was addressed from james holmes. kyra? >> sorry about that, ed. i thought we had
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
and hearing the alleged movie theater killer, james holmes. >> hello, i'm james. >>> and new details about the lethal, elaborate trap that he set in his apartment. trip wires, i.e.d. aerial shells. now, police, trying to answer the big question -- why did he do it? >>> the loss. we now have the names, the pictures and the stories of the 12 people who died in that theater, including a 6-year-old girl and three men who sacrificed themselves for their girlfriends. >>> still alive. police now say those two missing cousins in iowa were kidnapped but they believe they're still alive, new hope this morning as they expand the search to other states. what are the new clues they have? >>> and missing? has michael jackson's mother vanished? paris jackson calling for help that she hadn't seen her grandmother for more than a week. so, where is katherine jackson? >>> hey, good morning. on this day that we'll see the president of the united states making a trip to aurora, colorado, to visit with the victims of the movie theater massacre. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the su
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 2:35am EDT
. abc's brandi hitt is in colorado. >> reporter: james holmes looked the same as he did last week in court, at times datesed and confuelsed with bright orange hair. only this time, cameras were not allowed inside. as the prosecution laid out 142 charges against him, including two murder counts for each death. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of attempt murder, one sentence enhancer, one class four felony possession of explosive device. >> reporter: in a show of solidarity many victims and families from the movie theater massacre attended the hearing and heard the accused killer speak for the first time. when the judge asked holmes if he wanted to wave his right to a speedy trial, holmes said yes. >> i do believe he should probably be locked away and -- and, live with what he did every day of his life. >> reporter: when the judge mentioned the death penalty, holmes looked right at him. the judge also ordered prosecutors return the journal home holmes sent to his psychiatrist that was intercepted by police. >> resentment that anybody could take away from some o
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am PDT
theater massacre. there is james holmes there. he makes his first court appearance today. investigators are focused on one question. how did he go from a ph.d. candidate to masterminding one of the worst shootings in u.s. hi history? >>> we have so many stories of heroism emerging from that terrible night. including those who did whatever they could to protect their loved ones. we are remember those 12 victims this morning. people in aurora mourning them in an emotional vigil last night. you see the 12 crosses already set up. from across the movie theater. i was touched last night, after each victim's name was read, everyone said, we will remember. >> we will remember. >> and we will. >> you saw the crosses there. greg zanis, the man who set them up after the columbine massacre, drove 16 hours to set them up there from illinois. we're going to go to david muir. on is scene since friday. he's outside the courthouse where james holmes is expected to make his first appearance today. good morning, david. >> reporter: they're expecting to see the suspect's face for first time today. we're to
ABC
Jul 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
exactly happened in the theater early last friday morning. they say james holmes he stalked around the theater shouting and appeared to pick out and target his victims. meantime "batman" star christian bale visited with survivors in the hospital thanking the medical staff and the police. some survivors got visits from the denver broncos. >> you can tell they actually care. that's why they're coming around to everybody. >> at the university of colorado hospital, hugo jackson medley was born tuesday morning. he and his mom, katie, who also was at the movie thooeater but t injured. they're doing well. in the same hospital her husband caleb critically injured. in a medically induced coma one floor below where his son was born. there are reports he is starting to breathe on his own. just the news of his son's birth is doing him a lot of good. >> so god to hear that. praying for both of the folks. the gun control debate is heating up after the colorado shootings. but on capitol hill debate is not going to turn into any action at least during the election year. democrating and congression
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the suspect james holmes as an intern at a science camp back in 2006. the man who allegedly imitating the joker, booby trapping his apartment like a mad scientist. here, described as a soccer-lover. >> better game than rock, paper and scissors. it's aparentally a professional sport. >>> lot of new information coming out about the investigation. we know that holmes is being held in isolation and while police are interviewing people who know holmes, they insists that he acted alone. police have safely removed all of the 30 separate explosive devices from his apartment. last night they detonated them out of harm's way. >>> let's not forget this, all of the victims. their names have been released. >>> let's get right out to colorado where david muir is leading our coverage. good morning, david. >> good morning, dan and bianna, two major developments here overnight. all of that material taken from the suspect's apartment where there were booby trap materials that material taken to an field and exploded. brand-new video of the suspect himself, showing a teen
ABC
Jul 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
headquarters, in the hours after the shooting, holmes was staring at the wall with his eyebrows twitching. >> this could all be behavior indicative of some sort of psychotic episode. it might be there is other stuff >> reporter: "the washington post" says holmes' mother, told her friend she worried for years about her son being socially isolated and wanted him in counseling. in the days before the massacre, mixed signals. on the one hand, eight days beforehand a neighbor says holmes was out looking for a new apartment. two days before spotted in the bar chatting sports. on the other hand, how hole had a profile on match.com that read will you come visit me in prison? meanwhile extraordinary new stories from the survivors. amanda's boyfriend, alex tevez sacrificed himself to save her. >> he pulled me down and he covered my head. he said, shh, shh, stay down. it is okay. stay down. i did. >> reporter: you think he knew that he was putting himself in danger for you? >> i know he did. he would do anything for me. >> reporter: it is an incredible story. we do have a hopeful note now, involving
CW
Jul 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
his mental state or whether he was medicated it turns out james holmes was under the care of a psychiatrist before the attack cbs reporter and a warner with more on the doctor who is treating him. a motion filed by james holds public defender reveals that he was under the care is a crisis and then send dr. fans and the is the medical director of student mental health services at the university of colorado denver and the medical campus homes as a graduate student at the school. earlier this week school officials said students were monitored by mental health specialists. the faculty and program leadership me down a regular basis to discuss how the students are doing the stars and difficult students. a package sent by a homeless to dr. fenton was recovered by police in the schoolroom on monday. sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes a describes shooting people it's unclear when holmes sent package. holmeses lawyers say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contains communications from mr. holmes a doctor fenton that mr
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
returns to court today. yis expected today i involving james holmes. >> reporter: in a few hours we will hear é&the charges filed against holmes for the first time as the victims are dealing with more heart break. the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year- old james holmes ten days after the movie theater massacre. at his arraignment he could case 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, along with first degree assault and reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. >> i don't care what your motive is, he knew what he was doing. >> reporter: ashley's stepmother says she will be in the couple, she lost her 6-year- old daughter in a shooting spree and was shot several times and suffered a miscarriage. >> it was because of stress and trauma. >> reporter: some of the victims families buried loved ones over the weekend. at the center is a notebook áÑ), holmes sent to his psychiatrist. the book includes plans for a massacre. >> if a psychologist or a psychiatrist feels a patient may pose a threat in most states they are o
ABC
Jul 25, 2012 1:40am PDT
that much of katie holmes in the years she was married to tom cruise. >> now less than a month after her bombshell divorce announcement, she is, well, everywhere, now magazine covers even on broadway. abc's amy robach reports on her big career makeover. >> reporter: even the rain can't keep katie holmes down these days. spotted on the streets of new york city with daughter suri in tow. it appears holmes is taking full advantage of her post s divorce publicity and highlighting her role as a rising style icon by gracing los angeles based "c" magazine, revealing a more sexy, confident look. in the interview conducted one day before she announced she'd be divorcing tom cruise, holmes speaks out on her future telling the magazine, quote, i am ready to take on some more challenging roles. i feel look i worked so much at a young age that i really wanted to have life experiences. i feel more balanced and like i have more to bring to the table. holmes, who launched the ready-to-wear label holmes and yang in 2009 with jean yang, is rocking elegant looks from her latest collection. >> when we spoke
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
the name of the 24-year-old suspect is james holmes. pierre, do we know anything more about mr. holmes? >> again, james holmes is described to me as federal law enforcement officials as 24 years old. white male. sources are saying that he has a pretty clean record so far, again, they have checked him out, no known nexus to domestic terrorism. sources are telling me that it's looking like a lone wolf scenario. as clayton sandell reported, more than 100 fbi acts on the scene assists the police. >> brian, getting information not only about his relationsh s relationships. >> abc news has spoken with his mother, in california, she confirmed for us that he is the person according to a phone call early this morning. >> that he's the one. >> she seems to be confused about it. she's in touch with local police in colorado as well. >> he's being described right now as a lone wolf, this is something that law enforcement officials have been worried about over the last year. >> if lone wolf applies to someone carry out a terror attack from a higher source, it doesn't seem to fit the profile, he app
KRON
Jul 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
mitigation impact however this is saying that he was not a drug. james holmes is due back in court next monday. today a judge ruled that cameras will not be allowed. there has been clip an outpouring of emotion into average citizens. >> these 12 white crosses are serving as a grief sentiment each representing a life lost. people have been stopping by and aurora, colorado to write messages for the victims. one woman came a fort the youngest. six year-old. she was in her movie theater with her mother inches now paralyzed. >> want to tell her mother this. i am out here for you. for your daughter. i've loved you. and i am sorry for your loss. i am so sorry! i am so sorry. (sobbing) >> this hard warming seen seven heartwarming -- of the denver broncos. with support from the medical staff. he even showed up and his air national guard. this showing kristin -- christian bayle is there to meet with the victims and for the people that are helping him hill. eal.. new details. we spoke to his fifth grade teacher. they say that they knew him very well. his teacher said that somewhere along along and
ABC
Jul 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
of holmes at his first court appearance he wants to tell holmes he foregives him and wants to pray for him. >> that take is a gracious spirit. it take is a while to get to that place. >>> the suspect in a mass shooting is being told if he doesn't shave his beard it will be removed for him. the army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at fort hood in texas three years ago. another dark moment in this country. he did appear in court yesterday with the beard that he sported at a hearing last s month. it is in violation of army rules, but he claims it is an expression of his muslim faith. >>> penn state trustees now admit things could have been ape lot worse for the university's football program. the school is now confirming that it faced the threat of a four-year ban on football. that so-called death penalty has not been used against a school since back in 1987. the trustees say penn state's punishment was unfortunate, but certainly better than the alternative. >>> federal agents are going to review two deadly police shootings in southern california. the shootings have sparked four da
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 1:40am PDT
. >> as the judge throws a long list of serious charges at james holmes. it is the last day of july, tuesday, the 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> you can tell her first day back on the shift. she is so chipper. >> i am. sugar and caffeine. my best friends. >> those are two very close allies of this staff. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. get the latest from colorado and our top story in just a second. >>> then a story out of new jersey. that's where a 12-year-old girl had to think like a grown-up. riding with her grandfather in his truck, the unthinkable happened while he was behind the wheel. you will be very impressed with this young lady. >> absolutely. >>> and also this morning, which member of team usa lost out on a gold medal by .08. you know i am obsessed with the olympics. the events that are getting the british royal treatment in london right now. >> wow. >> look at that. >> the royal sightings. there in full effect. >>> later what nick jonas and merritt ey-- mariah carey could have
CNN
Jul 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
of make james holmes spiral out of control. we were told he had done poorly on the final exam. this was all around the same time that according to law enforcement sources he was buying weapons at various gun stores around the denver area and also amassing all of the ammunition, the 6,000 rounds of ammunition as well as all the explosive materials found inside of his apartment. so those are big clues and obviously big issues that psychologists and investigators are taking a much closer look at. >> all right. ed lavendara, we'll be talking throughout the morning as we find out more about james holmes and the investigation taking place in particular with regard to this package that was sent to the university. okay. i want to make it very clear that james holmes has still not given police a motive. and we still do not understand his state of mind. this story, though, undoubtedly has left so many parents wondering about their own children and what could potentially go wrong. what are the warning signs? how do you even know that your child is capable of such unspeakable violence? an
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for wjz. suspect james holmes sent a package, allegedly detailing his plans to kill. >> reporter: the university of colorado denver medical school is disputing reports that a package, allegedly sent by james holmes to a professor, sat in the school's mailroom, untouched, days ahead of last friday's shooting n. a statement, the school confirmed that it received a suspicious package. but that it arrived on monday. and that it was, quote, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery. the building was evacuated while the aurora bomb squad dispatched a robot to screen the package. sources say the package contained handwritten papers that holmes addressed to one of his instructors who is also a psychiatrist. in the documents, they say holmes talked about shooting people and even included crude drawings ever a gunman and his victims. >> came here, like they have a super power. >> reporter: video shows holmes before the shooting, giving a presentation at a science camp. aurora officials are under a strict gag order, unable to share information about ho
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the suspect, james holmes, as an intern at a science camp back in 2006. and emulated the joker, carrying out mass murder, booby trapping his apartment like a mad scientist. here described as a soccer loving, aspiring scientist whose dream one day is to own a slurpee machine. >> what better game than rock, paper, scissors. apparently, rock, paper, scissors is a professional sport. >>> meanwhile, a lot of new information coming out about the investigation. we know that holmes is being held in isolation, away from other prisoners, and that while police are interviewing people who know holmes, they insist that he acted alone. also this morning, police say they have safely removed all of the 30 separate explosive devices from his apartment. and last night they detonated some of them up out of harm's way. >>> and let's not forget this, the faces of the victims. all the names have now been released, and this morning we're going to tell you about their lives. so let's get right out to colorado where abc anchor david muir is leading
KRON
Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mitigation impact however this is saying that he was not a drug. james holmes is due back in court next monday. today a judge ruled that cameras will not be allowed. there has been an outpouring of emotion into aurora. paul victims' are being comforted. by athletes and average citizens. >> these 12 white crosses are serving as a grief sentiment each representing a life lost. people have been stopping by and aurora, colorado to write messages for the victims. one woman came a fort the youngest. six year-old. she was in her movie theater with her mother inches now paralyzed. >> want to tell her mother this. i am out here for you. for your daughter. i've loved you. and i am sorry for your loss. i am so sorry! i am so sorry. >> this hard warming seen seven of the denver broncos. with support from the medical staff. he even showed up and his air national guard. this showing kristin day-- christian bayle is there to meet with the victims and for the people that are helping him hill. >> the suspect will remain in custody at a colorado jail. for the time being no bill has been set. while p
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
we're live in aurora with more >> abc news has video of shooting suspect james holme, taken six years ago when he spoke at a science camp. >> it's an ill -- illusion that a allows you to change the past. >> he shot into a crowded theater, kill 12 people, including very ron na moser. >> veronica's mother, ashley, is in the opt and has been told of her daughter's death. >> we small people who are still terribly injured and may not make it. >> authorities maneuvered through a minefield of booby-traps inside holmes apartment, removing a computer, hard drives, and several explosives they detonated at other locations. >> as we continue to learn more about the man police believe is responsible for this shooting, there's an effort here today to make sure the victims are not forgotten and, alan, i will wile the story at 6. >> alan: is the area starting to look like it did before the tragedy? >> the mall re-opened yesterday so today you had a lot of shoppers coming and going, people still taking pictures. the theater is closed. the parks lot is starting to fill up with people coming to ho
ABC
Jul 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: this morning, a huge clue about the suspected shooter. sources tell abc news james holmes may have mailed to the university of colorado, the school he attended until dropping out last month, a notebook detailing his plans to carry out the massacre. fox news quo quotes a law enforcement source containing full details about how holmes planned to kill people, including graphic images of people shooting and killing one another. in denver yesterday, the service for 51-year-old gordon cowden who went to the movie with his teenage children. >> it was hard, but it was good. >> reporter: many of the law enforcement heroes from that tragic night paid tribute to the victims. >> we're all human. we're all affected by this greatly. >> reporter: this morning, hearing more from the victims and their families. you might be surprised by the compassion they're showing the shooter. listen to pierce o'farrilo'farr. >> he's a lost soul right now. i just doctor i pray the lord can find his way into his heart and change him. >> reporter: shirley lost her daughter, rebecca, in the massacre. >> i'm so
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in u.s. history now officially faces criminal charges. james holmes a appearing in the colorado group for the second time. this time to be formally charged for the july 20 attack the killed 12 people and injured 58 more. this video from last time around because no cameras were allowed in the courtroom today so we turn now to brandi hitt with the very latest. >> no cameras allowed in the courtroom, but we do know the hearing is underway. one is over, many legal experts believe james holmes will likely face hundreds of charges. >> filing charges this monday july 30. >> 24-year-old james holmes is formally hearing the charges against him and said a caller to a group of 10 days after the movie theater -- massacre in which 12 people were killed and 58 others with it, holmes changes -- faces charges of first-degree murder. >> if convicted of one count of first-degree murder, the punishment will be either the death penalty or life of the possibility of parole. >> the stepmother says -- ashley's stepmother will be in the court reporter she not only lost her 6-year-old stepdaughter in the shoo
NBC
Jul 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
of james holmes, the investigation is pressing forward. the fbi and atf and local police are looking into the apartment and they have been in contact who have called a special tip line with information about the suspect. all of that will help explain the how of the horrific story, but not yet to why. part of the james holmes mystery is coming clear. how a clean-cut middle class kid people called jimmy turned into a sullen man with a scope on an assault rifle three weeks ago. >> i shouldn't feel he should have that type of gun. >> reporter: the officials found that the apartment was booby trapped as he told them it was and they used a controlled detonation to release the trip wires that could have killed anyone entering. now fbi agents could go in and trucking away a cache of weapons that were safely detonated. dozens of people evacuated from the adjacent buildings now returning home. >> we found multiple containers with accelerants. this was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: what changed james holmes? he was a scholarship student from the university of california rive
ABC
Jul 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
james holmes. his legal team's file yesterday revealed he was a psychiatric patient and was seeing a university of colorado doctor. we'll have those details coming up. the doctor was an expert in schizophrenia. you have to wonder if she saw signs he could possibly do it. >> fairly or not, people asking if she could have perhaps stopped it. >>> the woman who admitted to hiring hitmen, yes, hitmen, plural, to kill her ex-lover's socialite wife, no less than three times she did this. she's cut a plea deal. she's going to be going to prison. why is the intended victim so furious? that story is coming up. >>> we start with the opening ceremonies. a quirky, clamorous pageant. they loaded it with the queen to mr. bean, sir paul to the woman who invested harry potter. bill weir is covering the games for abc news. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. so great to be back on "gma" week end, especially since it's noon here in gorge london. the city still buzzing after last night. it was everything you might expect from a land that gave us shakespeare, the sex pistols and monty python.
ABC
Jul 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
at the school where holmes had been a student. the school maintains it is unable to discuss anything further about holmes or that package citing a gag order placed on the case by a judge. larry jacobs, ax nebc news, new york. >> wonderful news the medical bills will be partially or entirely retired. one of the new details that came out, on june 7, after james took a key oral exam, he went out to a sporting goods store and bought one of the rifles he used in the attack. three days later he withdrew from the program. he ultimately did fail the exam by the way. so, now they're wondering was the academic failure something that triggered whatever episode he had that led to the shooting? other situation, maybe a recent breakup with a girlfriend. that would have been a factor as well. no one knows for sure. speculative >> he had been ordering shipments for four months. it's hard to think that one -- triggered it. >> mental illness lying it all and breakup or failure at school triggered it and brought it violently to the surface. a theory. >> we heard a theme of forgiveness. a lot of the survivors s
ABC
Jul 26, 2012 1:40am PDT
linked to james holmes is sending shock waves through the investigation. it's thursday, july 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. or as rob likes to call it friday eve. >> friday eve. just makes it psychologically easier towards the end of the week. >> could we say tgife? >> there you go. >> thank god it's friday eve. >> there you go. see, well done, paula. you are always thinking. >> not really. >> good morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. we'll explain how the colorado investigation is taking a strange new turn. we'll get to that in a second. >>> on top of that, olympic embarrassment. a big flag flap. i've got to say that slowly. >> oh, yes. hot water. >> just one big business that is not going as planned in london. it's been a rough start by all accounts. some security issues and then traffic issues. we have the flag dust-up. kind of been -- eh. >> the opening ceremony hasn't even happened. >> we have miles to go. >> also coming up. an 11-year-old boy with a runaway story for the ages. how did he hop
NBC
Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
trapped apartment of the suspect james holmes. the investigation is pressing forward on all cylinders. local police helped by teches from the fbi and atf are pouring over the physical and documentary evidence, they continue to interview known associates of the suspect and have been in contact with 80 who called the tipline. we don't yet know the why. part of the james holmes mystery is coming clear of a clean cut middle class kid everyone called jimmy changed into a sullen 24-year-old man with dyed hair who police say was seen fitting a scope through an assault rifle in a local gun shop three weeks ago. william mckie was in the store. >> i had a weird feeling he was just a guy shouldn't be buying that type of gun. he had a kind of weird aura about him, i guess. >> reporter: bomb technicians found his apartment was booby trapped as he reportedly warned it was and used a controlled detonation to defeat the trip wires and incendiary devices that could have killed anyone entering. now, fbi agents could go in, photographing and collecting evidence and trucking away a cache of explosives to
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2012 9:00am PDT
, we heard from the aurora police chief and he described how his officers identified james holmes as the suspect and not a s.w.a.t. officer despite all of his ballistic gear. >> there was one particular piece of equipment that he had on him that was out of place. i am so proud of my officers that they spotted that right away and chal llenged him. in that chaos, it is quite reasonable that an officer might have confused him for a s.w.a.t. officer or a heavily armed officer responding to the scene. so kudos to my two cops who grabbed this guy and that sharp observation that they made immediately that led them to suspect him as being a suspect. >> there is more we are learning about the 24-year-old suspected of mass murder. he will appear in court tomorrow morning for the first time and the sheriff says holmes is isolated from other inmates. reports suggest he is now also refusing to talk with police. >>> as for his boobytraped apartment, the fbi detonated explosives they collected there in a remote, desert area. they will analyze the remnants at fbi headquarters. officials say the t
CBS
Jul 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
know that the accused gunman, james holmes was under a psychiatrist's care. anna werner has more from colorado. >> any questions about that -- >> in his first court appearance, james holmes appeared disconnected from his surroundings. many questioned his mental status. now a motion filed by holmes' public defender shows he was being treated by a psychiatrist from his university dr. lynn fenton. fenton is the medical director at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus where holmes was a medical student. she's also the person who he sent a package to. cbs sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. holmes' lawyers now say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. >> meanwhile, the victims of last friday's shooting are being remembered at funerals and memorial services. one of those killed was 18-year-old a.j. boik who just graduated high school in may. those who knew
FOX
Jul 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
in the colorado movie massacre is expected to get a psychiatric evaluation. james holmes and dazed and disheveled during his first court appearance. >> many of the families of the victims satin tently during the 12-minute hearing. fox 5's lauren demarco is in the newsroom with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. it was the public's first glimpse of james holmes since he walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. the 24-year-old and in court for the first time to hear a judge explain why he is being held without bond. holmes with his hair still died an orange-red did not speak. he sat has though in a daze in the colorado courtroom. he even seemed to doze off at one point. authorities say he is refusing to cooperated and it could take months to learn what prompted friday's horrific massacre at a midnight screening of the latest batman fill. prosecutor says her office is considering pursuing the death penalty but she will first consult with the victims' families. five members ever the victim' families came to watch yesterday's proceedings. >> with how much hurt he has done
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
officer. >> reporter: as we have been talking about, holmes faces his first court appearance tomorrow. as far as other evidence collected here last night, the fbi also left with a lab top and a hard drive. back to you. >> kristin dahlgren, many thanks for that. as kristin was just saying, he will be in court tomorrow. for more on the legal process ahead, i'm joined by former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, sima are. what do you expect to happen tomorrow? >> tomorrow is the initial advise many. bail is not an issue, because he has been remanded because of so many homicides involved. at this point, there is a difference between when police brings charges and the d.a. decides what charges are going to be indicted. this is the time when mr. holmes is going to be advised of his constitutional rights. >> so we have 12 killed, 58 injured. when you talk about the charges, the difference between police and what the d.a. brings, how do they decide that and what do you expect to see? >> the d.a. is going to look at different counts of murder and decide what can i prove? what i suspect
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
: the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, today will be advised of his rights and the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. it's the start of a legal process that may take months. >> we will convict him. yes. >> reporter: at issue whether the prosecutor will seek the death penalty. the defense will likely argue whether holmes is mentally competent while the city is forever changed. evidence will include what was found inside the suspect's apartment, explosive devices meant to kill were removed and destroyed yesterday. officials say today other residents of the building may be allowed to return. veronica, back to you. >>> great, thank you. poverty in america is increasing to levels not seen in the last 50 years. the u.s. census data for 2011 to be released during the fall peak of the presidential's campaign is expected to show the poverty rate rising to as high as 15.7%. that would be the highest rate since 1965 erasing gains from the war on poverty that created medicaid, medicare and other social welfare programs. the weak economy is being blamed especially long-term unemp
FOX
Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
that holmes was a patient of psychiatrist lynne fenton. the information was revealed in a request from the 24-year-old suspect that investigators hand over a package he sent to doctor fenton on grounds it was a protected communication. the package was seized during a search last week. a former denver prosecutor agrees with holmes' request saying it does fall under doctor-patient confidentiality... but a psychologist disagrees. ((when a patient states a clear and imminent danger to a specific person, then we have an obligation to either warn that person, warn family members, and also the authorities. )) ))a judge will also hear arguments over holmes' request today.there will be no cameras allowed in the courtroom.as for the survivors of the massacre... ten remained hospitalized sunday ... including four in critical condition. a howard county police officer is listed in stable condition, this morning... after a woman crashed her car into the back of his police cruiser over the . weekend.early saturday morning...police say yolanda murchison appeared to be driving under the influence when her ca
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. tragedy in colorado. mass shooting suspect james holmes heads to court this morning. we hear him speak for the first time. >> i'm james. over the course of the summer i've been working with an illusion. it allows you to change the past. >> and the chilling evidence found inside his apartment. including a batman mask. >>> real-life heroes. friends in the line of fire. risking their lives for one another. the new stories of courage against all odds. >>> fall of a legend. the 900-pound statue of joe paterno removed from penn state. now, this morning, unprecedented sanctions against the school and the football program. >>> and jackson family mystery. michael's mom reported missing. who had her? where was she? and why is paris saying she hasn't talked to her for a week? inside the growing family feud. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome back, robin. boy, we're learning so much more now about what was behind that movie theater massacre. there is james holmes there. investigators are focused on one question. how did he go from a ph.d. candidate to masterminding
CNN
Jul 24, 2012 3:00pm EDT
to serve. >>> now we know why it took so long for police to enter james holmes apartment. a source tells cnn he rigged 30 homemade grenades and ten gallons of gasoline to blow if someone walked inside. cnn learned the details from a law enforcement official who has seen video from the inside. the official adds it was rigged to a control box with wires like, his word, spaghetti. a former fbi agent said the setup was like something you'd find in iraq or afghanistan. >> this is one of the first times we've seen a house bomb in the united states. some of these things do exist overseas. we have seen them in places like iraq and afghanistan. also, in colombia, south america. this is the first one i can recall seeing or reading about in the united states where it was set to destroy the home. >> crews spent more than 24 hours sizing up the threats within that apartment. they took some of the materials here to the secure field and detonated them saturday. one theory is that holmes booby-trapped his apartment and played loud music to lure someone inside triggering this massive blast. his downstair
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